Travel (162)

Sailing The Seas

ISBN: 9783899559972

Author: The Sailing Collective    Publisher: Gestalten

From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life. Since the dawn of ...


From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life. Since the dawn of time, exploring the world by boat has been seen as the pinnacle of freedom. And what may often have seemed an impossible dream is now within reach, thanks to businesses offering boats for hire and specialist companies organizing trips that give people the opportunity to live that dream for a few weeks. Sailing the Seas will take readers on a series on adventures across the globe, from the coast of the US down to the Caribbean, through classic Mediterranean voyages and of trips in far-flung locations such as Thailand and French Polynesia. Presenting a fresh, younger side of sailing, this volume reveals the sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences that can be had on board a boat.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Cliffhanger

ISBN: 9783899559965

Author: Julie Ellison    Publisher: Gestalten

Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently explode...


Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently exploded as a global phenomenon, thanks to a plethora of dedicated gyms springing up and media coverage that has had a wide reach. Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, Cliffhanger gives you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit--both as a sport and a lifestyle--by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make the activity so fascinating. Whether you've been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race. WHAT TO EXPECT - A book encapsulating a golden moment in climbing, with the activity enjoying peak popularity - Inspiration for long-term climbing fans, beginners, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to conquer new summits - A mix of detailed illustrations, photographs, personal stories, and tips


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Staying Healthy When You Travel

ISBN: 9781620083789

Author: Jane Wilson-Howarth    Publisher: Companion House

You’re finally packed and ready to go on the vacation you’ve been planning for months. But did you remember to plan for what happens if you get sick or stun...


You’re finally packed and ready to go on the vacation you’ve been planning for months. But did you remember to plan for what happens if you get sick or stung abroad? Author Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth is an expert in parasitology, vector ecology, and child health, and she’s also traveled around the world to treat the sick. She condenses all her years of medical experience into this incredibly helpful guide that’s packed with crucial case histories, advice on immunizations and other precautions to take, tables and maps that match disease risk to countries, tips to protect yourself from insects and worms, and so much more. So before you head to the airport, pack this book along with your first-aid kit and you’ll be good to go!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
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The Soviet Space Program

ISBN: 9780764358555

Author: Eugen Reicht    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The N1 was the booster rocket for the Soviet manned moon program and was thus the direct counterpart of the Saturn V, the rocket that took American astronauts t...


The N1 was the booster rocket for the Soviet manned moon program and was thus the direct counterpart of the Saturn V, the rocket that took American astronauts to the moon in 1969. Standing 345 feet tall, the N1 was the largest rocket ever built by the Soviets and was roughly the same height and weight as the Saturn. Though initially ahead of the US in the space race, the Soviets lagged behind as the pace for being first on the moon accelerated. Massive technical and personnel difficulties, plus spectacular failures, repeatedly delayed the N1 program. After the successful American landings on the moon, it was finally canceled without the N1 ever achieving orbit. The complete history of this rarely known Soviet program is presented here, starting in 1959, along with detailed technical descriptions of the N1’s design and development. A full discussion of its attempted launches, disasters, and ultimate cancellation in 1974 completes this definitive history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


Tags: November 2019   History   Travel   Transport
$45.00
Great Pubs of London (pocket edition)

ISBN: 9783791385143

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London’s most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has ...


A pocket-sized edition of the best-selling Great Pubs of London, this book celebrates London’s most significant and historic pubs. For centuries, the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood,” and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. This fascinating book is a must-have for anyone with a love for these London institutions and its new, easy-tocarry format makes it perfect for taking on a historic pub crawl.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 145 x 187 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


Tags: March 2019   Travel
$45.00
Bon Voyage

ISBN: 9783899559637

Author: Clara Le Fort    Publisher: Gestalten

Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and ext...


Make a difference when you travel. Excellent hospitality and sustainable journeys can go hand in hand. New getaways offer amazing design, delicious food and extraordinary experiences while committing to an eco-friendly ­experience for travellers and locals alike. From a remote lodge in the Namibian desert made from shipwrecks that protects endangered wildlife, to a restored hotel in downtown Hong Kong that draws on local tradition, or a guesthouse in Beirut where Lebanese women teach cooking and pass on family recipes for local dishes: no matter where or how, all these hotels combine the highest standards of hospitality with the smallest ecological footprint. Bon Voyage gives a privileged insight into the shift towards eco-conscious getaways. Relax, enjoy … and make a positive impact!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


$120.00
Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia

ISBN: 9786167339917

Author: William Chapman    Publisher: River Books

Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive guide to the ancient sites and archaeological ruins of Southeast Asia. Designed to assist the adventu...


Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive guide to the ancient sites and archaeological ruins of Southeast Asia. Designed to assist the adventurous visitor to the region, the book is also an armchair traveler’s introduction to many of the most historic and visually engaging monuments across seven nations: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Malaysia. In addition to background on and descriptions of individual sites, the guide provides essential tips for travelers and an extensive reading list and glossary. The result of over twenty years of research and site visits by the author, archaeologist, and architectural conservator William Chapman, Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia provides a succinct overview of the region’s many historic ruins and related sites. Over 450 illustrations and 150 maps bring these many sites to life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 170 x 232 mm


Publication Date: 29-09-2017


Tags: October 2017   History   Travel
$65.00
The Catlins and the Southern Scenic Route

ISBN: 9781988531090

Author: Neville Peat    Publisher: Otago University Press

An out-of-the-way corner of the South Island, the Catlins is a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area with many natural attractions, including that rare thing o...


An out-of-the-way corner of the South Island, the Catlins is a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area with many natural attractions, including that rare thing on the east coast, native forest. Neville Peat introduces the region – its flora, wildlife, bush walks, caves and waterfalls – before tracing the journey along the stunning Southern Scenic Route linking Otago, Southland and Fiordland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 11-12-2017


Tags: New Zealand   Travel
$19.95
Archaeology of the Solomon Islands

ISBN: 9780947522537

Author: Richard Walter & Peter Sheppard    Publisher: Otago University Press

This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplin...


This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians. At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors’ own considerable field research. This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


Tags: Education   History   Reference   Science & Nature   Travel
$50.00
Catching The Light : A Journey Across Myanmar

ISBN: 9786167339832

Author: Birgit Neiser    Publisher: River Books

Much has changed in Burma since Birgit Neiser first visited in 1981. The country is now known as Myanmar, and military rule – which lasted nearly half a centu...


Much has changed in Burma since Birgit Neiser first visited in 1981. The country is now known as Myanmar, and military rule – which lasted nearly half a century – has given way to a tentative democratic process. Returning in 2010, at the cusp of this groundbreaking shift, Neiser began spending two months each year in Myanmar. To document ways of life she knew would soon start to disappear and to reach areas inaccessible to the casual visitor, the author travelled across the country – on the back of timber trucks in the mountains of Kachin state, by motorbike in northern Shan State, and onboard an old fishing vessel in the Andaman Sea. The result is Catching the Light – a dazzling collection of photographs that captures a unique moment in Myanmar’s social, cultural, and political history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 18-09-2017


$69.99
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